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good morning and thanks for joining us on this monday, october 23rd. reggie and natasha are off. we are here, mike is here. you're always here. but it's october 23rd. >> second day in a row. >> summer -- it feels like
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summer not fall. >> i love it. >> it's going to feel very warm today and tomorrow and wednesday. then it will taper. at night it will cool off. there's hardly anything out there. livermore pointing just exactly west. that is an easterly wind and will be warm today. the clear conditions out there, no morning marine layer. mid to upper 50s, 71 to 75 by noon. and at 4:00 we'll be at 77 at the coast. temperatures are still right around average. we'll take a look at how long this will last. we'll start off with the good news and show you the traffic maps. lots of green around the bay area and 380 which was closed. looking fine in both directions
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headed to sfo where there has been some slowing southbound 680. this crash off to the right-hand shoulder immediately. it was a crawl earlier. slow and go on 580. matt, jessica? >> we are tracking developing news i think frances briefly mentioned. it happened in san bruno. an uber driver taken to the hospital after a freeway shooting on westbound interstate 380 just east of el camino real exit. two passengers at sfo. they were not hurt in the shooting. chp found a second car further down the road shot multiple times. the uber driver was taken to sf general with nonlife threatening injuries. so far, though, no arrests.
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firefighters in the north bay are in the final stages of reaching containment on four different fires. pocket fire is now 87% contained. a group of fires including the nuns is now 90% contained and the most destructive fire, the tubbs fire, 94% contained. it destroyed thousands of buildings. many students in napa county will be heading back to class after their schools were closed for two weeks during the north bay wildfires. >> one of those is donaldson way elementary which is where we find alyssa harrington. good morning, elissa. >> reporter: these schools have been closed because of the bad air quality those fires produced. now two weeks since they first broke out thousands of kids will return to school. at donaldson way elementary in american canyon, all public schools in the district are back open today. on poor air quality days no
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recess or no afterschool athletic events. classes and recess will be normal. air conditioners and heaters will be off because filters need to be changed. teachers did spend a lot of time wiping down classrooms. they cleaned up to try to get rid of all that ash. schools will have mental health counselors on site. now also santa rosa junior college and napa valley college college and napa valley college will reopen. none of the schools were damaged but a lot of staff members and families who attend these schools were impacted by the fires. reporting live in american canyon, elissa harrington, abc 7 news. "the chronicle" reports mark benoff is working with giants president to hold a benefit concert at at&t park.
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the goal would be to raise between $30 million and $50 million with all of it going directly to those hit by the fire. no exact date yet but organizers are aiming for early november. you can find more ways to help fire victims on our website abc7news.com. we have complete coverage of the north bay wildfires all on one page including resources for people who have been displaced and are now looking to get back on their feet. in today's "gma first look" how four army green berets who died in niger isn't going away. >> the widow of one of those soldiers continues to grow. she will be live on "gma" this morning and here is a preview. >> reporter: in this morning's "gma first look," sergeant last david johnson was laid to rest saturday. his pregnant widow myeshia johnson dressed in white, kissing his casket one last
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time. the 1,200 mourners honoring his life as a soldier, a husband, and father. sergeant johnson one of four soldiers killed in niger october 4th by militants who pledged loyalty to isis. lawmakers now demanding answers. >> at this point we have conflicting stories. we want to get the full, accurate story and get it right. >> we don't know exactly where we're at in the world militarily and what we're doing. i didn't know there was 1,000 troops in niger. >> reporter: at 7:00 a.m. myeshia johnson speaks out remembering the life of her late husband. with your "gma first look," abc news, new york. a large crowd gathered in a florida neighborhood last night holding a candlelight vigil. the killings all happened within a half mile of each other. police are warning people not to go out alone at dark in the area in tampa. they believe the work could be a serial killer. a community meeting with police
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is scheduled for tonight. attorneys for a pregnant teenager being held in a texas immigration facility are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision not to order the government to let her get an abortion. lawyers for the 17-year-old asked the court to hold another hearing before all of the judges. three judges ruled against the teen last week giving the government time to find a sponsor, allowing her to get an abortion on her own. new this morning san ramone police released two sketches after man who may be exposing himself to children. they said he exposed himself inside his car and grabbed his genitals. another female student saw him near gayle ranch middle school. none of the students were hurt. family and friends of two missing hikers believe the couple decided to end their
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suffering together. >> they disappeared in southern california's joshua tree park in july. their bodies were found last sunday. detectives are calling their deaths a sympathetic murder/suicide because they say it's possible the situation was so dire there's no way they would survive. investigators say the couple's lack of resources played a role in their demise. happening today a preliminary hearing continues for a former oakland police officer charged with soliciting sex from a prostitute and tipping her off about undercover stings. ryan walterhouse has pleaded not guilty. he was arrested last year. the fbi was reportedly conducting a sting operation on one of the dates prosecutors say he warned the woman. oakland police say his case is not related to that larger scandal involving a woman named jasmine. oakland police are expected to release more details about a hit-and-run. a victim, a 10-year-old girl, is in the hospital in critical condition. the bay area news group reports
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police arrested 35-year-old annette kosslowski. she hit the child near 8th avenue and east 15th street. is accused of leaving the scene. police say she was arrested a short time later after she hit a parked car. this morning the search continues for the passenger involved in a high-speed chase through three east bay counties. abc 7 news informs swas in police tried to stop the stolen car. the driver rammed a police car, then his passenger jumped out and ran away. led officers on a chase. he ran the wrong way and hit a car on 580. no one was hurt. hi, let's start with temperatures around san francisco. micro climates this morning. 58 in sunny side. 54 at ocean beach. crissy field and bayview at 58. the maria 59.
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everyone else, glenn park, 61. financial, 65 to the ferry building, 60 downtown. petaluma and american canyon cooler at 50. we have 52 right now walnut creek and palo alto. pittsburg and pleasanton, 56. 51 in santa clara. up near the hills in saratoga, 64 degrees right now. a look at 217 where it's clear this morning. cool morning, warm afternoon. if you're thinking of doing exercising, sunshine will shimmer on the bay today. make sure you have those polarized sunglasses. the beaches, the sand will be warm. the water mid to upper 50s. your average high 73 degrees. almost be there at noon. 2:00, 78. 80s from 4:00 to 6:00, down to your average high by 8:00 once the sun's been down for an hour and a half. oakland, 71 degrees. you'll be warmer than that by noon, 72. up to 82 by 4:00.
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back down to your average high by 8:00 once again after the sun has set for about an hour and a half. it will be even warmer tomorrow. some of those record highs next. frances dinglasan is here. a few fender benders and a new problem 84 at the dumbarton toll plaza. the right lane is blocked. we're checking out that ride for you. the drive time on westbound 84, the bottom line, is nine minutes. it's not causing too many delays at this point. it is looking good as well across the san mateo bridge westbound, 12 minutes and westbound across the richmond, san rafael bridge, delay free right now. a live shot of the bay bridge, so bay area bridges looking good at this point. and i'll give you an update on the southbound slowdown. matt, jessica? i think for them this is the time they get to be kids again. >> children who lost their homes to wildfire are facing hardship at a young age. find out how one community got
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schools are still closed in santa rosa as many teachers, students, and their families deal with losing their homes. >> the community hopes to gain a sense of normalcy later this week. they got together for a special dinner. leslie brinkley has more on the
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community spirit rising from the ashes. >> reporter: happiness, real happiness, radiated from hidden valley in santa rosa after weeks of facing flames and smoke and gray ash. >> what i can say is i'm much better than i was a week ago and there's no question in my mind that it's because of my friends and the love of this community. >> reporter: school board members lost everything, so did teachers, so did students. this was a chance to share a meal, to share stories. >> i'm not that stressed anymore that the fire is going to get to me because they took a lot of it out. but it got pretty close to my house. >> it's nice to be back at school and i think it will be good when school starts back up again because it's normalcy. >> reporter: teachers come back to school wednesday to formulate a re-entry plan. students come back to class on friday but they'll be welcoming 80 new students here from the school just down the street that
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burned down. this was hidden valley satellite school. it's a total loss. the kindergartners and first and second graders from here got clothes and backpacks and toys. >> they've been pushing for the last several weeks, 146 students have lost their homes. i think for them this is a time where they get to be kids again, and it's really fun to watch them all hug each other and come to the teachers and hug each other. >> reporter: the healing is just beginning. >> this is my neighborhood. this is my neighborhood. and it always will be. we intend to move back here. we intend to rebuild and re-establish what we can. because it's our home. >> reporter: at hidden valley elementary school, i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. in the santa cruz mountains the bear fire is 79% contained. cal fire says nearly 400 acres burned. the fire destroyed four
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structures and nine firefighters injured since it began last week. livermore police plan to release more information about an officer involved shooting. >> it happened saturday night at airway boulevard and north canyons parkway. police shot a woman they say drove a stolen car into two police cars. officers ordered the 26-year-old woman to get out of the car but they say she drove towards them instead. police say the officers fired because they feared for their own safety. the woman is expected to survive and no officers were hurt. new details on a big rig crash in san ramone. police now say the truck driver was killed when he drifted off a highway, through a fence and into a tree. abc 7 news was there along southbound interstate ce say th off the highway. the big rig clipped another vehicle during the crash. thankfully no one inside the car was hurt. after decades of secrecy and countless conspiracy theories,
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thousands of classified documents about the assassination of jfk are going to be made public. >> president trump tweeted he is allowing the 3,000 secret files from the fbi and cia to be open. those files could possibly reveal more answers about the shooting and the killer, lee harvey oswald. >> we will find out possibly what the fbi and the cia knew about oswald and didn't disclose to the warren commission, the original investigating body, but never told the public over the years. congressman joseph p. kennedy is looking for more than a tweet from the president. he says it would have been nice if there was communication between this administration and members of our family. happening today a retired army captain is said to become the next recipient of the medal of honor. captain mike rose will receive the honor from president trump for saving multiple lives during a secret four-day mission into
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laos back in 1971. rose says the medal doesn't belong to him but the unit he served during -- with, i should say, during the war. ♪ we won't back down >> so far people have donated nearly $33 million following saturday night's one america appeal concert. the money raised about help victims in florida, texas, puerto rico, the u.s. virgin islands. all five of america's former living presidents were on stage. let's check our weather and check in with mike nicco. i am loving this forecast, mike. >> i'll bet you are. sunshine and warmth out there. hopefully everyone else feels the same way because that's what we'll deal with through at least wednesday, possibly thursday. a look at walnut creek. temperature about 55 degrees right now. let's take a look at the accuweather highlights. sunny, near record warmth. i think tomorrow will be our
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warmest day. tonight the good news it will be comfy and we'll see all stars, no clouds out there. cooler by this weekend if you don't like the heat. we'll try to get back to autumn. a look at live doppler 7. the gray mass on the left side of your television screen and look how far away these offshore winds have blown the marine layer, 120 miles out and it's not coming back anytime soon. so let's talk temperatures. we'll start with micro climates. 92 in gilroy. 89 in morgan hill. 88 los gatos. 84 to 86 for the rest of the south bay. 81 to 86 on the peninsula today. about 76 to 79 degrees along the peninsula coast to low 80s in downtown south san francisco and sausalito. 86 to 91 through the north bay until you get up around clover dale and low to mid-90s there. along the east bay shore, 84 at berkeley. a possible record 86 in hayward. as you go inland a possible record 88 in concord today to 92
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in brentwood. and look at tonight's temperatures. in the mid-50s to low 60s. my accuweather seven-day forecast even warmer tomorrow. we taper wednesday. we lose the 90s by thursday, and we'll try to lose the 80s by saturday and sunday. frances? all right, mike. we'll check out that ride on southbound 680 through the sunol grade. there was some slowing earlier due to a crash. right now you can see it's green. 680 dublin to mission boulevard, westbound 580. it's the usual slow and go, a 45-minute ride. northbound 85 is fine through the north bay. we'll show you a live camera shot. headlights westbound 80 through emeryville and berkeley. you can see it's getting crowded but no major problems reported. our new 3d maps. we'll head to the bay bridge toll plaza, zoom in there. you notice it is not even backed up yet to the 880 over crossing. less than a ten-minute wait. a cool ride there. we can do the 3d map.
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fun to check out. light traffic out of marin county. frances, thank you. next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. plus, who will headline the next super bowl halftime show? and the latest trend in wine maki
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school officials will closely monitor the air quality and make adjustments as needed. number four, in an interview with abc news this morning the gold star army widow whose husband was killed in niger is recalling her phone call with president trump. myeshia johnson told george stephanopoulos the president couldn't remember her husband's name. we'll hear from johnson coming up at 5:30. and number five, brand-new from our live desk, president trump just tweeted in the last hour, there will be no changes to your 401(k). congressional republicans had been considering a plan to limit the amount of money americans could contribute to their retirement plans. and number six, it's one of those days where the winds blow offshore and temperatures warm up. you need to find the summer clothes. we'll be in the 80s and 90s today. and number seven, despite a few earlier accidents, just the normal commute so far. unfortunately, that means a lot of brake lights westbound 205 out of tracy into the altamont pass. now to big entertainment
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news, justin timberlake is getting ready to take on the super bowl. the 36-year-old singer will be back on the halftime stage for the first time since that infamous appearance with janet jackson back in 2004. timberlake says there will be no wardrobe malfunction this time. the pepsi halftime show is one of the watched musical events of the year seen by more than 150 million people. timberlake will be the first artist to perform at a super bowl three times. >> he thinks there will be no wardrobe malfunction. he can't guarantee that, right? >> he's not in control of everybody's clothes. the latest trend in wine making is taking on a new hue. >> lighter than reds and richer than whites, orange wines are creating a buzz with their unique tastes. the wine takes on color and flavors from the skins. a number of vineyards are adding so-called skin fermented wines
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good morning. it is monday, time to start that workweek. matt and frances are joining us. reggie and natasha are off. alexis is on her maternity
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leave. how was your weekend? >> good, warm. >> i enjoyed the sunshine. >> and mike and i were both working this weekend. >> yes, we did, didn't we? >> so i guess that answers the question of how was your weekend. >> it does, slackers. >> your workweek already began. >> where were you two? it was nice being with you. look at novato, some fog is starting to form and that's about the only place that we see. it's pretty clear out there. here is a look at your 12-hour day planner, starting off warmer this morning. temperatures running 54 to 59 degrees at 7:00. look at that. everybody in the low to mid-70s, a great time to be outside. the bay and inland by 4:00 and then 66. the only unfortunate part about having the heat wave this time of the year the sun sets so early.
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the mile visibility down to one. watch out for the fog. frances with the rest of your morning commute. we're going to head to the east bay because we've been having a couple problems near sunol. an earlier crash has cleared but a new problem reported in the sunol area, niles canyon at sunol that could be blocking a lane. so we're still watching the drive time dublin to mission boulevard still not bad, 19 minutes right now. >> frances, thank you. developing news from our live desk. police searching for the gunman who opened fire on a vehicle on interstate 380 in san bruno. it involved an uber that had just left the airport. that's where we find reporter tiffany wilson. hi, tiffany. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. the driver picked up two passengers here at the airport around 11:00 last night and then
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he got on westbound 380. shortly after someone inside another vehicle started shooting on the highway. chp says the driver was hit by a bullet and crashed just east of the el camino real exit. the two passengers inside were not hurt. the uber driver is expected to survive. another black car that looked similar to the uber driver's black toyota corolla was also shot multiple times further down on 380. the people inside of that vehicle ran away before police arrived at the scene. chp has not released any information on the suspect or suspects involved. >> we're still processing that, still interviewing. we're still determining what was involved and how the situation came to be. >> reporter: chp says the crime scene stretched nearly a mile
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long. they shut down 380 for nearly five hours as they conducted their investigation. westbound 380 reopened just before 4:00 this morning. live at sfo, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. san francisco police responded to a call of an uber shot during a robbery. this was from across lafayette park. there is an uber sticker on the back of his car. we're waiting for an update on the man's condition. this just in to our live desk. an exclusive interview on "gma," the widow of a soldier killed in niger is critical of president trump's handling of his death. at the center of a public dispute between president trump
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and congresswoman wilson of georgia. myeshia johnson, the widow, said she received a phone call from president trump and that this is what he told her. take a listen. >> what he said was -- >> the president? >> yes, the president -- said he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways. and i was -- it made me cry. >> congresswoman wilson called out the president for what she called his unfeeling remarks and you can see that full exclusive interview right now on the abc 7 news app and catch it on "good morning america" at 7:00 right after abc 7 mornings. opening statements begin in san francisco on a trial that's expected to get national attention. kate steinle was killed in july of 2014. an undocumented immigrant jose ines garcia zarate fired the weapon. his immigration stat sus off
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limits in court. the focus on whether the shooting was fired intentionally, which prosecutors are trying to prove. a woman in the jury pool tells abc 7 news to ignore the politics surrounding the case. >> they did talk about that not wanting to color people's thoughts during the case. that's not what this case was deciding and that wasn't the forum or the place to make decision about immigration policy. >> abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez will be covering the trial starting at 10:00 a.m. this morning. happening today the red cross will open up a new service center for people impacted by the north bay wildfires. >> the center is in santa rosa at the red cross office on aero drive. it will be open every day from 9:00 until 7:00 through sunday.
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affected families can meet with those who will offer recovery information. people can get water, snacks, including gloves, trash bags and dust masks. people living in glen ellyn in kenwood returned home. there are still handtomandatory curfews in those areas. fire crews expect to have full containment of the fires by wednesday. classes resume during the north bay wildfires, all schools in the napa valley school district. santa rosa junior college. many of these schools will offer counseling to students and staff affected by the fires. for a complete list head to abc7news.com. you will find the latest containment information and how to donate to help victims.
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the hunger strike scheduled to begin in the santa clara county jail suspended, but some inmates are refusing food because they're angry with sheriff laurie smith, smith comment add hunger strike would help the inmates lose weight according to ""the mercury news"." they feel that undermines agreements reached between inmate advocacy groups. inmates want smith to donate to the needy and commit to jail conditions like overcrowding. >> workers at uc campuses are continuing their battle over what they say are unfair wages. our media partner the bay area news group reviewed audits from all ten uc schools. they found workers are being paid below the minimum wage. janet napolitano set the bar at $15 back in the year 2015. the school's largest employee union said the wage bump is
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nothing more than good publicity and is not being executed. by the end of the year the system will provide more to employees who oversee contracts to make those wages more fair. construction crews to fix the oroville dam. this new video from water resources shows crews rushing to finish repairing the emergency spellway by november 1st. record rain caused the spillway to erode and nearly fail in february forcing nearly 200,000 people to evacuate. the goal is to get it repaired before the rainy season begins. cost estimates have gone up to $500 million. let's talk about how much warmer it is. doesn't livermore just stick out? look at that, 18 degrees warmer this morning. the rest of us anywhere from about two to eight degrees
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warmer. enjoy the temperatures while can you this morning if you're out and about. napa, american canyon. 60 in tib reron for the warm sp. daly city, redwood city. it's about 55 in san jose. fairfield and lafayette about 52. 101 and 880. good on the roads today. clean and dry. a little bit of fog near novato. light breeze fz you're taking the ferry today. our temperatures for the north bay. we'll be 76 at noon. the jump into the upper 80s from 2:00 to 4:00.e 6 by 8:00.
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down in san jose. 73 across most of the bay. 84 to 86 from 2:00 to 4:00. in the 80s at 6:00. back to average and even warmer tomorrow. here's frances. a few hot spots developing. a few accidents reported. i'll get more information on that and then another new injury crash has been reported in the cordelia junction westbound 80. chp is en route. if it's an injury crash that could cause quite a few delays. 580 at 680 a four-car accident blocking the two left lanes. you can see the brake lights. twisting and turning in hurricane force winds. >> why engineers are putting a
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mock-up of the golden gate bridge to the test.
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this is from our live desk this morning. president trump now responding to the gold star widow who spoke exclusively to "good morning america" this morning. this is all heating up. in fact, i just told but that
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interview a few minutes ago. myeshia johnson said president trump could not remember her husband's name. and now in a new tweet the president said, quote, aid very respectful conversation with the widow of sergeant last david johnson and spoke his name from the beginning without hesitation. you can see the full, exclusive interview with myeshia johnson right now on our abc 7 news app or stay here, tune in to "gma" at 7:00 this morning. >> work is under way to strengthen the golden gate bridge starting with a fake miniature version of the span. this video shows winds up to 100 miles an hour pushing against the miniature model. upcoming seismic work will require a new bracing system so the bridge can withstand winds and earthquakes. an idea how they can withstand
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the winds and quakes. honoring one of the team's legends, dwight clark. >> lou gehrig's disease or als, more than 30 members of the niners took the field wearing clark's number 87 to honor him. he spoke from a luxury suite high above the field. a snapshot of number 87's value as a teammate. >> going through a little thing right now. and i need your prayers and thoughts. >> he was going to do whatever it took to win. >> mike shumann played with clark. he said it was a great reunion but a reflection of how our health and our lives are
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precious. george clooney and matt damon are now speaking out, they worked closely with harvey weinstein. weinstein along with mir max launched both into superstardom. they team up for the clooney-directed film. >> you had to spend about five minutes to know avenues bully, he was intimidating. that was his legend, his m.o. could you survive a meeting with harvey? could you stand up for yourself? >> in terms of the sexual harassment allegations against weinstein, damon talks about what he knew and when he knew it. coming up at 7:00. now a live desk update from abc 7 mornings. secretary of defense james mattis is in the philippines this morning actually laying groundwork for president trump's trip to asia early next month. mattis met with his japanese counterpart in the capital of
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the philippines, manila, said they spoke about maintaining peace and stability in north korea. one of the primary goals is to have allies against the north. president trump will travel to asia on november 3rd. he has said the united states is prepared for war with north korea should it come to that. happening today a sentencing hearing for bo bergdahl, the army sergeant who pled guilty to endangering fellow soldiers by leaving his post in 2009 in afghanistan. the testimony about comrades and the navy s.e.a.l. badly hurt while they search for bergdahl is expected in the hearing. he was captured and held by the taliban for five years. charges of desertion and misbehavior. >> do you like the warm water? >> it's been nice. i'm really concerned about the fire danger, spending two weeks on the lanes and of course on the north bay.
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that's my biggest concern, mike. >> because of the rain we had friday, it wasn't a lot but it was nice to temper our fire danger. last night through this morning up in our hills, take a look at sutro tower, some really nice, clean air. clear tonight, comfy conditions back in the 50s and 60s and the heat gradually tapers by the weekend. i woke up yesterday, the house was 64 degrees. we opened up the windows to warm the house yesterday afternoon. that is being pushed well to the north as a dominant area of high pressure. in fact two of them tag teaming us. that's why we're going to warm so much. look at downtown san francisco, 81. the mission, 78. south san francisco, 81. daly about 79.
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across the bay. warm sunshine there. 86 in hayward. 86 today in san jose. look at gilroy, santa cruz nearing 90. low to mid-80s and sunshie on the coast, half moon bay about 77. santa rosa, 91. hot there, 93. ukiah, our last stop nearing records at concord, 88 to 90 in fair field. pittsburg and pleasanton. my accuweather seven-day forecast, what we're going to show you, near record highs tomorrow. cooler thursday. almost average by the weekend. what have you got, frances? >> a really bad ride for east bay commuters. this was near hacienda. a couple left lanes are blocked,
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maybe three. traffic is quickly backing up as you approach. it's now 1:07. stop and go on southbound 680 dublin to mission boulevard. here is a look at westbound 80 through emeryville. crowded through the bay bridge toll plaza where metering lights are on. >> not a great morning on the roads. frances, thank you. oakland is marking the day of the dead with art and song. ♪ >> abc 7 news was there for a special ceremony celebrating the museum's 23rd annual days of the dead. this year's theme includes butterflies. >> it's a universal symbol of the soul and the monarch is
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really important for returning souls. >> the exhibit pays tribute to the people who died in last year's ghost ship warehouse fire in oakland. ready to learn a new language? why you might want to grab a beer before your lesson. >> but first, a major health alert, vegetable that is could potentially be tainted with bacteria. what you need to be on the lookout for this morning. and a
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do you want to do a monster check? yes. no monsters. ♪ how about the drawer? ♪ no monsters. nightly monster checks are how grant makes home his. and homegoods is what makes it all possible. amazing finds. always great prices. make home yours. welcome back. almost 80% of the people in puerto rico are still without power a month after hurricane maria ravaged the island. sacramento resident worries
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about his parents who live there and they don't have electricity. they have to wait for hours just to get clean drinking water. >> because the infrastructure is bad or elon musk is going to eventually save it doesn't mean his mom and dad should have to sit without power for a month and have to stand in these lines. right now 62,000 power poles and 6,500 miles of wire still need to be replaced. a plant should be online by the end of the month. a massive vegetable recall this morning. may be contaminated with listeria. the long list includes safeway signature farms broccoli florets, also walmart brand broccoli florets and trader joe's kohlrabi blend. we have more details on the recall at abc7news.com.
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>> driver error continues to be a problem with self-driving cars. a total of 19 crashes involving self-driving cars have been reported to the state dmv with many being rear-ended. many drivers don't maintain a safe driving distance leading to those rear-end crashes. >> let's talk about what's going to happen later today. maybe your neighborhood sets a record high. a look at 101 and 880 in san jose. livermore and oakland will be the closest today outside of hayward which i think will set a record high. livermore's 89 is going to be a couple degrees near a record high. 14 degrees above average as is oakland. let me show you another graphic that puts things into perspective. we haven't had temperatures this warm. enjoy this rare treat.
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>> there's a big mess at 680. an injury crash. that is backing things up quickly. westbound 80 approaching the cordelia junction. traffic slow westbound 80. westbound 580 year 24. >> a sculpture worth $4 million hiding in plain sight for decades. this was tucked away in new jersey for 85 years. donated in the 1930s. the curator finally examined it recently and found the signature chiseled into the base at the back of the sculpture. the bust will be loaned for the
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100th anniversary of rodan's death. >> all they had to do was turn it around and see the signature. >> a sure sign it was his. new at 6:00, california and 18 other states take on president trump today. the action they'll take to save health care funding. and two weeks after wildfires ravaged the north bay hundreds of napa county kids will go back to school today. what they can expect as they return to campus. plus, more from that abc news exclusive. the widow of a soldier killed in niger speaking about her conversation with president trump. and a live look outside. and a live look outside. keep on top
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oh, you yeah!ht butch. (butch growls at man) he's looking at me right now, isn't he? yup. (butch barks at man) butch is like an old soul that just hates my guts. (laughs) (vo) you can never have too many faithful companions. introducing the all-new crosstrek. love is out there. find it in a subaru crosstrek. good morning. it is monday, october 23rd. reggie, natasha, alexis are off. matt and frances are joining us. >> it's a lot of names to get in order here. >> and now i've gone through the entire roster and we can talk
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about the weather. it was beautiful this weekend. i loved it. i tried to spend every single minutes outdoor as possible. >> that's the good thing about this shift on days like today we get to enjoy some of the warmth in the afternoon because the evening are so short. nice mickey mouse name soundoff there from the old mickey mouse show. good. everybody, look at that. i've overlaid the clouds way out in the ocean, 100 miles from us. it's a clear start. 54 to about 61 at 7:00. so a little bit milder than yesterday morning when we had 40s and 50s. look at noon. everybody around 71 to 75. everybody on the coast, you're 77 at 4:00. 86 to 87 around the bay and inland. and still nice even though the sun sets at 6:21. we'll be 66 at the coast. 73 to 74 around the bay and inland. we'll take a look at our chance of records the next three days. here is frances for alexis. that was tough. >> mike, lots of acc

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